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, including with the bso. how did you get into singing? >> i crashed an audition for the baltimore opera. i learned an aria. somehow i got in. >> any chance you'd share something that you remember from your days in singing? >> ultimately it was -- ♪ >> very good. very good. >> very kind, thank you. >> so, after that, you spent some time, i'm sure a lot of people would be surprised to know at qvc. >> my first actual job in television. >> the lamp is a little warm. not unlike lava. >> i wandered out of the opera hall dressed as a viking and walked across mt. royal avenue into mt. royal tavern to order a beer, and watched the ball game. but the football game wasn't on. the bartender, a guy hi known for years was watching a big guy in a shiny suit sell pots and pans and i was like,rick, can we watch the game. he said, no, i'm auditioning for that guy's job to recall. he bets me 100 bucks i can't get a call back if i go to the audition with him so i go to the audition, and i didn't get a callback but i got a job offer on the spot but it wouldn't have happened without a beer, and that'
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